The United States is a fascinating history that you won’t find in books. These interesting facts are extremely fantastic and are not known by even lifelong citizens of the country. We have collected 10 of the most surprising ones that they never taught you in school, but for being a true son or daughter of the soil, you need to be aware of them. So we are opening a box of secrets –
The President’s Job Has Risk Of Life
In the United States, no position is riskier than that of the President. Out of 45 presidents that have graced our nation throughout the years, four have been assassinated. That’s almost a 9% chance of death.
English Is Not The Official Language Of The US
If you think that English is the official language of the US, then you are mistaken. But technically, English is just the most commonly spoken language across the US. There are hundreds of different dialects being spoken at any given moment.
The Flag Of USA Was Designed By A 17-Year Old Boy
Everyone knows all about the 50 stars and stripes and their associated meanings. However, not many people realize who actually designed the flag. The most recent version was created by Robert G. Heft in 1958 as part of a school project.
The White House Was Not Built During George Washington’s Time
The White House wasn’t completed until the year 1800, and the second president, John Adams, was the first to live in it. George Washington didn’t even reside in Washington D.C. at all. During his presidency, he lived in a mansion in Philadelphia.
Around 12.5% Of The US Population Has Worked In McDonald’s
It is one of the country’s biggest employers, hiring about 1 million people every year in the US. As many as one in eight Americans have been employed by the company at some point.
The Great Lakes Are Massive In Size
In Lake Superior alone, there is enough water to cover entire continents. If all of the water in the lake was spread out over both North and South America combined, it would still be one foot deep.
USA’s Independence Day Should Actually Be Celebrated On 2nd Of July
Surprising, isn’t it? The vote to free the country from British rule was made by Congress on July 2, 1776, two days prior to when we now celebrate the holiday. July 4th was the day that the first signatures were gathered on the Declaration of Independence.
The United States Bought Alaska From Russia At Dirt Cheap Prices
It’s the country’s largest state and contains an incredible amount of natural resources, but that doesn’t mean it cost a fortune to acquire. In fact, it ended up being dirt cheap, coming in at a grand total of $7.2 million.
There Are Multiple Documents Of Declaration Of Independence
Congress saw fit to make hundreds of copies of the document in order to spread the word around as much as possible. Only 26 copies are known to still survive today. Most are kept in museums and libraries.
Alaska And Hawaii Do Not Follow The Daylight Saving Time System
Because of their remote locations, Alaska and Hawaii choose not to observe the annual time change. The practice first began during World War I and continues to this day in all of the other 48.